Category: Physical Education

Natural Consequences – Part 1

Back in March, I wrote a piece entitled Unnatural Consequences dealing with the way schools and teachers take away things like recess and physical education as punishments or consequences for some form of misbehaviour. I did provide a few options in the post about… Continue Reading “Natural Consequences – Part 1”

Unnatural Consequences

Sorry, this is my angry face… I have to admit, I am a little frustrated. And actually a bit angry too. Let me explain. Despite all that we know about the importance and life-changing benefits of physical activity, physical education, recess, joy of movement,… Continue Reading “Unnatural Consequences”

Guest Post: Why Intramurals? Why Not!

This guest post is a direct result of a Twitter conversation about school sport opportunities. We were discussing re-imagining school sport and Steve Friesen reminded us of the value that intramural sport can provide. So, I asked him to write a guest post! Steve’s… Continue Reading “Guest Post: Why Intramurals? Why Not!”

Teaching for Meaning in Physical Education

Why do I have to learn..? As a kid, I asked this type of question in regards to math class (like, all. the. time.) and certainly about the study of Shakespeare in English class… My wonder is – do you ever hear this type… Continue Reading “Teaching for Meaning in Physical Education”

Purposeful Teaching – My Philosophy

Twice in the past few years, I have had to develop and refine a teaching philosophy statement (required for a tenure application and an award nomination). I struggled a bit with trying to define how and why I teach the way I do. However,… Continue Reading “Purposeful Teaching – My Philosophy”

What the Health?

Today, on  World Health Day, I submitted this letter (but as a more abbreviated essay version) to the Edmonton Journal (I’ll let you know if and when it gets published…) regarding the place of HEALTH in our Education curriculum. Until then, enjoy it here!… Continue Reading “What the Health?”

Delightful Physical Education

  This is a guest blog I wrote for @meaningfulpe – check out LAMPE for more good content on meaningful (and purposeful!) #physed. Part 1 of this blog series on delight and physical education raised the question, how might a physical education teacher lay ‘groundwork’ for… Continue Reading “Delightful Physical Education”

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program for this message…

Never fear, the next post in my physical literacy series is coming. SLOWLY, but coming. For now, this YouTube video caught my eye and I wanted to say just a few words about it. Please watch – then read. Novak Djokovic vs. Dylan Alcott… Continue Reading “We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program for this message…”

An Introduction to Physical Literacy Praxis

We join our hero as he realizes it has been over 3 months since his last post… Speaking of Physical Literacy Part 3: An Introduction to Physical Literacy Praxis Right. So suddenly it is 2016. MARCH 2016! I am not sure how so much… Continue Reading “An Introduction to Physical Literacy Praxis”

Speaking of Physical Literacy…

Over the past 9 months I have been privileged to be able to speak at a number of Physical Literacy ‘Summit’ type events across Canada. After reviewing my notes and doing some thinking about the many conversations with individuals very passionate about physical education… Continue Reading “Speaking of Physical Literacy…”

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